For a little while, I had been working on a moss stitch blanket as a gift. With all the leftover yarn from my bag of FibraNatura Lima, I decided it was enough to make a small blanket to cover the lap of an adult, or used a baby blanket. The project I used this yarn previously for was a knitted turban headband that you can read about here.
All there was left to do was to get started. The moss stitch is very basic and all I had to do was cast on enough stitches for it to be wide enough and go. At first, I was worried about whether I'd have enough yarn to finish it off but as I progressed, it seemed pretty clear that I would be able to finish it with the dimensions I had in mind.
It is designed to be a very quick knit but I took my time.
I debated whether I wanted to line the blanket with fleece or not. It was heavy enough as it was with the wool. In the end, I decided against it.
Moss Stitch Blanket
What you need:
- Bulky Yarn, 12ply (I used FibraNatura Lima in Ecru) - In total, I used (insert metres and yards)
- US 10 1/2 6.5mm circular needles or straight needles - I used 35cm straight needles but that meant I had it bundled up on the needle. Highly recommend using circular needles.
- Yarn needle or tapestry needle (to tidy up tails)
- Cast on 101 stitches (make sure you have an odd number of stitches if you intend to alter the dimensions).
- p1,*k1,p1* throughout (repeat stitches between the *)
- Bind off when you reach your desired length. Weave in the loose ends with a yarn needle.